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MY JOURNEY

JAPAN

I am a ceramic designer-maker from Hong Kong, trained in Ceramic Design in London and currently based in Japan. 

My approach to practice is driven by research and material processes, as well as stories behind different cultures and traditional rituals.

 

Ceramics to me, is a like undertaking a journey - it fuels inquisitive discovery and creates infinite surprises. Maintaining a persistent and positive approach is key to my practice, and it’s an energy that I wish to deliver through my work.

HONG KONG

LONDON

I was in Hong Kong for 3 years (2017-2020), during which I produced my work at a studio in Sheung Wan, gained several exhibiting opportunities both locally and in Singapore, and was commissioned to create two installations for Lee Tung Avenue and the iconic Hong Kong Tram.

Before moving to Hong Kong, I was based in London, where I established my own brand upon graduation - Amanda Tong Ceramics. In addition to extending The Perfect Imbalance Collection, I also had the opportunity to shadow London-based artists & ceramists - Petr Weigl, Sue Binns, and Valeria Nascimento , which has rewarded me with insights into a range of materials, from wall installations to batch pottery productions.

 

I graduated with a First Class Honours, from Ceramic Design at Central Saint Martins, London (2011–2014) - a specialist design course which introduced me to the transformational material of clay. My work, The Perfect Imbalance was awarded 'Sylvia Nisbet Prize' which gained me a 2-week artist residency in Poland. 


Previous to this, I first experienced ceramic art when I was 14. I took sculpture class as one of the subjects at my high school in the UK, then continued through both GSCEs and A-Levels. My GSCEs result was the Top 10 in the UK and I was rewarded as an Art scholar. It was here where my love for ceramics developed, and I'm proud to say, it has not stopped ever since.

STUDIO

PAST SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS

2020 — 'Maker's Yard', Noumachi, Japan​

2020 — 'Classic Craft Modern Meaning', Hong Kong Tramways, Hong Kong​

2019 — 'Textualised', Plantation, Hong Kong

2019 — 'New China Contemporary Chinese Ceramics Exhibition', Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
2019 — 'Touched by Romance', Touch Ceramics, Hong Kong​

2018 — 'Thousand Faces & Sake Wares Exhibition', Touch Ceramics, Hong Kong

2018 — 'Saobao Twenty years Anniversary International Exhibition for Ceramics Art', Jingdezhen

​2017 — 'Art of Living', Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore

​2017 — 'Hong Kong New Ceramicists', Tung Yao Ceramics Design Studio, Hong Kong

​2017 — 'International Chinese Medicine Cultural Festival', Lee Tung Avenue, Hong Kong 

​2017 — 'International Chinese Medicine Cultural Festival', Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong

​2017 — 'International Chinese Medicine Cultural Festival', Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong

2017 — 'International Chinese Medicine Cultural Festival', Olympian City, Hong Kong

​2017 — 'Craftsmanship alone is not enough', Lethaby Gallery, London

​2017 — 'The Language of Tea', Space 27, Hong Kong

​2016 —  Canada Place Shopping Mall Window Display, Canary Wharf, London

​2016 —  London Design Festival, Central Saint Martins, London

2014 — 'Art Food', Pratt Institute South Gallery, New York, USA

2014 — 'Art Food', Pangolin Gallery, London

2014 —  The Creative Outlet, UAL Showroom, London

2014 — 'When Arts Meet 2014', JCCAC, Hong Kong

2014 — 'Restless Futures', Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London
2014 —  Design Junction, The Sorting Office, London

2014 — 'Art Food', Galeria Neon, Wroclaw, Poland

2014 —  New Designers 2014, Business Design Centre, London

PRESS & MEDIA


2021 — 'Seeking Equilibrium', Tasting Kitchen Magazine, Asia
2020 — 'Let’s Craft: Cool Local Instagram Artists to Inspire you', THE MAG, Taikoo Place, Hong Kong

2020 — '素敵な食器で「おうちご飯」に彩りを。注目の香港人陶芸家 アマンダさんを直撃!!', 地球の歩き方, Japan
2020 — '61號電車化身流動博物館', Metro Pop, Hong Kong
2020 — 'Hong Kong’s last craft masters and the artists trying to keep their skills alive', SCMP POST Magazine, Hong Kong
2020 — 'Art Show on a tram pays tribute to Hong Kong's traditional crafts', Zolima CityMag, Hong Kong
2020 — '坐電車搵到藝術作品 讓忙碌香港人幻想玩雀、打麻雀', Stand News, Hong Kong
2020 — 'TEXTUALISED: CERAMIC EXHIBITION AT TEAKHA', Zolima CityMag, Hong Kong
2019 — '讓泥土在火中涅槃,她做的陶器蘊藏陰陽之道', 每日頭條, Hong Kong
2019 — 'The Perfection of Imbalance (ft. Amanda Tong)', Teh People
2019 — '陶瓷生活', 星島實用家居 Sing Tao Home Fantasy Vol. 795, Hong Kong
2019 — '千面。酒皿珍藏展-藝術家介紹:湯凱恩-amanda-tong', Umai Mmagazine, Hong Kong

2018 — 'Hand-crafted housewares stage a comeback', The Orange County Register, USA
2017 — '國際中醫藥文化節 融入現代生活​', Fashion Premiere, Hong Kong
2017 — '現代創作 演繹傳統中醫藥文化', 成報 Sing Pao Daily News, Hong Kong
2017 — '首屆中醫藥文化節 古琴加太極推廣中醫養生之道', hk01, Hong Kong
2017 — 'Nana Chan And Alan Chan On Speaking The Language Of Tea', Hong Kong Tatler, Hong Kong
2016 —  Food & Drinks, Esquire Hong Kong
2016 — 'CR MEETS: AMANDA TONG', Ceramic Review, UK
2015 — 'Top of the Pots', The World of Interiors
2015 — 'New Life Polish Porcelain', Wyborcza Magazine, Poland
2015 — 'What is it... Ceramics 101', Garde Magazine Issue 9
2014 — 'Ceramics at Art School', Ceramic Review Issue 270, UK
2014 —  Interview: BA Ceramic Design Students and Alumni, Central Saint Martins, UK
2014 — 'Ones to Watch at New Designers 2014', Crafts&design Magazine Issue 235, UK
2014 —  Interview: 'The sentimental ceramics lover', Garde Magazine Issue 5
  

Sylvia Nisbet Prize, Central Saint Martins

Nominated in The Lowe Nova Awards 2014, Lowe and Partners

New Designers Part 1 'One to Watch' Awards, craft&design

Potclays Ceramics Prize, Potclays

Art Scholarship, Clifton College Art Association

 

AWARDS